For an item to be declared as missing, then there is an owner. For someone to be said to be missing, then he or she belongs. You definitely belongs.
Of whom do I belong ?
You belongs to the creator of heaven and earth. Where-ever you are today (whether in the valley of addiction) will never changed His mind towards you. He is motivated by an unusual love to find you and bring you home. Because you belongs to a Father who created you in His image and likeness. Every child enslaver knows too well that their captives belongs to a family or a parent that dearly loves them and will do whatever in their capacity to free their child from the claws of slavery. Satan is a slave master, who has mastered so well in brained-washing the masses with orphaned mentality and an outcast syndrome. The orphan mentality says; “I have nobody” “I am on my own in a lonely island, sold to slavery” “God is mad at me and life has nothing good for me”.
THE SAINT AND THE SINNER – The only difference between the guy at the corner of the street who has become a junkie and the guy who enters into the store front Church, with freedom in his eyes is an identity issue. Lost of identity is not lost of ownership…lost of identity is lost of birthright. Once you lose your identity, you lose the platform to share in the glorious benefits of a relationship built on mutual love and acceptance. The saints are people who have been sanctified from a heart and conscience once controlled by death, unto life eternal. Their heart and affection resonates with their Father in heaven. They have found shelter in the city of righteousness. Satan may have distracted you of who you really are to God: “He has probably told you a lie that; “God is angry with you” “You are not worthy and valuable in God’s sight” or “God has distance Himself from you and all that”. This is the good news; For God so loved the world (See John 3:16) Why should God had to love the world when we were all a mess? He loved us because we belongs to Him and the only way to bring us back into that mutual relationship is to surrender His own life in our place, as a propitiation. Through Christ Jesus many has come home and are enjoying free breakfast with their daddy whiles millions still gropes in the dark with empty stomach, like sheep’s without shepherd. You may have sold your soul to Satan and you serve him with passion but I must confess to you that Satan is a deceptive, illegal owner. Your real father and rightful place of belonging is God. You belongs to Him and He is coming after you with a heartbeat. Yes! He is here talking to you through this blog.
Whenever I looked into the eyes of a fellow human being, all I see is someone who belongs to a being who dearly loved them so much that He smiles on them. He is happy about His creation. I do not mean to say everybody is saved. You can belong to a God who loves you and yet miss the chance to enjoy His love and how He feels about you. It is through Christ Jesus that we walk back into the loving arms of our loving Father without any sense of fear. How you get lost and how many years you have been missing is not the worries of God. His heart is only after you. Yes! His heart of love is after you. Because you belong to Him. What should have been your response, if you knew for all these years that God is not mad about your secret sins and addiction, but truly loves you to the core, even in your foolishness? Will you be motivated by His love to continue in slavery and the emptiness or you will run to Him and enjoy Him. God does not need millions of worshipers at every Sunday to worship Him like slaves so that He can bless us. No, He wants us to enjoy Him freely…this satisfaction from God does not hinge on our obedience or performance. You don’t have to do too well before you receive healing or receive your basic needs. God is not like a Father who only offers the best for his children because they serve him well. The more we enjoy God as our father, the more we are empowered to do greater works which puts smiles on our faces. Your greater works makes you fulfilled. It is not what you do that makes God happy or fulfilled. Friend, God is already happy, fulfilled and complete. Alleluia!
THOSE WHO BELONGS, BELIEVES – When Jesus said we should not worry about tomorrow, He really meant it. He was not playing with words my friend. He was talking about meeting our basic needs in life. He was talking about things that drives people who walks in unbelief, too crazy. What will I eat? What will my kids wear? Where will I sleep? Why am I here? Does God has a plan for my life?. What?? Where?? How?? Who?? are questions which has been already answered by your Father in heaven through the finished work of Christ. In Christ Jesus, you are completely complete and wholly whole. You lacks nothing! Because you belong to a God who cares about every detail of your life; you can trust Him to meet all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. When Jesus said; “Are you not worth than the birds of the sky”. He did said that with you and I in His mind. He was saying, these birds has value but there is nothing that resonates my being than yourself. He was saying; “You mean too much to me than anything and I will always express my love to you, just as a father looks into the eyes of his new-born child and sees value. What have I done to be worth anything much? Your total life is a life of favor. You are an excellent icon of a living God…your worth is not determined by your performance nor your background. Your worth is determined by your identity with God as a son or a daughter through Christ Jesus. Just as Jesus is well pleased in the eyes of His Father as beloved, so are we in this world. It is recorded in Paul’s epistle to the Ephesian, Chapter one verse six; “ to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved”
The good, the bad and the ugly parents of this evil world, have one thing in common. There are few who do not care about their kids but the desire to see our kids have their basic needs is a common trait of most parents. What makes us think we are better parents and so caring than God? God is faithful and He will never fail a promise. You don’t have to do right to expect right from God. You have to always expect right treatment from God. What ails you? Cast it upon the Lord, for He cares.
Matthew 6:25-32 (AMP) 25 Therefore I tell you, stop being [a]perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the [b]span of his life? 28 And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and [c]learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin. 29 Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his [d]magnificence (excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear? 32 For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.
OH, THE DETAILER – Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Friend, God knows every detail of your thoughts. He is not looking into your worried heart to condemn you or makes you feel miserable. He wants you to know that He holds they keys to the true fulfillment of your life. Even the number of the hairs on your head is well counted. If He knows this detail, what makes you think He did not care about your health, peace, finances, ministry, family, job, etc. Your thoughts are His concern; He is saying; “you are too precious to be deteriorate with anxiety…hand it to me”. He is saying; “don’t bottled up in fear and despair”. Whether you are happy that you belong or feels like life is throwing curve balls on you, His greatest plan is that you will stay in the persuasion of His good opinion about you. His opinion is that;”Your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all, so don’t worry about a thing”. You can’t tell a friend to trust you and not worry about his rent if you don’t have what it takes. It is only your God who has ever made such a bold statement. He is able to do according as He has said if and only you will rest in Him. He is not having a mental assent of the desires of your heart. He always goes the extra mile to meet your needs just as He keeps feeding the birds of the sky; who neither sow nor reap into barns. You don’t belong to your circumstances nor the prison of your past. You belongs to a great King, who is so caring to forgive and so loving to wipe away the old slate. You are not a slave neither are you a servant; you are the son and daughter of the creator of heaven and earth. That feels so good and liberating; to know that you are dearly loved, highly favored and accepted by your heaven father with a heartbeat. Glory hallelujah!!
“Thank you so much, Father God. You have not disowned me and neither are You angry with me. Your Holy Spirit has brought me to your banqueting house and your banner over me is love. I boldly confess today that I am not an orphan but a child of destiny. I willingly come home to explore the depths of your great love and the riches of your inheritance, in Christ Jesus. I am free from slavery and the power of sin which hinders so easily, in Jesus name””. Amen!!
- McDaniels Gyamfi
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